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Marriage Doesn’t Need to be Equal 

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What people don’t understand is that the word “marriage” does not appear anywhere in the Constitution, not even in the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment that yayhoos like Ryan Curtis [“Get Over Gay Marriage,” June 26, City Weekly] love interpreting out of existence, as do black-robed legislating ideologues like Judge Robert Shelby.

There are five enumerated fundamental rights in the Constitution that same-gender deviants have just like the rest of us, but marriage is not one of those rights—not even for men and women.

Oh, I get it, the right to marry for same-gender deviants is cleverly hidden somewhere between the free exercise of religion clause and the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances clause. Of course, only legislating ideologues like Shelby and sex deviants like Curtis know where it is hidden.

Since marriage between a man and a woman predates the Constitution, and since we live in a world full of men and women and not in a single-gender society, that means marriage between a man and a woman is a natural right and not a constitutional right. Same-gender deviants have no natural rights to marriage or to parenthood, because we don’t live in a same-gender wacko world.

The great Samuel Adams, the father of the Revolution, warned us about corruption: “Neither the wisest Constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.”

Notice that he wrote “liberty and happiness” and not “equality and happiness.” There is a really good reason why that very large statue that stands inside New York Harbor is the Statue of Liberty and not the Statue of Equality.

Ken Thomas
West Jordan

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